Vans were one of the first skate show companies to commit to snowboarding and have been building some of the sport’s most favourite boots for more than 20 years. Female specific fits have been part of the Vans program since say one and their latestst offering is the Ferra, which was super well received at Snowboard Spring Break this season, thanks to the combination of BOA to the inner and traditional lacing to the outer for the perfect combination of speed and a custom fit. A medium flex means that the boots stand up to all mountain riding as well. Kristin rode them at Snowboard Spring Break and said ‘Love the BOA on the ankle, really fixes the foot in. Also really keen on the lace as well’
This is the Hana Beaman colourway of the Ferra, designed for and by 15 year Vans team rider Hana Beaman. Staff photographer James North caught up with Hana in Mayrhofen earlier this year and this is what she had to say about the boots
Vans gears up for opening day with a new rendition of the Vans Ferra snowboard boot for women. Outfitted in Hana Beaman’s signature colorway, the stylish Ferra boot is equipped with built-in customisation and premium comfort to last through winter.
Featuring Vans’ proven Hybrid Boa lace system, Hana’s colorway features warm earth tones, soft leather and suede uppers, paired with fleece linings and rugged hiker lacing. The Ferra boot champions on-the-go adjustable support, blending traditional lacing with a Boa dial to address the crucial instep and heel areas. With construction engineered specifically for the female foot, the inner Response liner reflects a dual-density, heat mouldable liner that provides a nailed-in fit from the get-go with precision response for any terrain or condition.
One of the best riders in the sport, Hana is a committed veteran to her craft and has helped pave the way for women’s snowboarding for more than a decade. From backcountry to park riding, Hana Beaman is at home on the mountain and needs a boot that can keep up. Beaman testifies, “the Ferra offers me support in just the right areas, while retaining a comfort and softness that I really need in a versatile boot.”
The all-new Vans Ferra boot is available online and in stores now. To learn more about Vans snow boot technology visit vans.eu.